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Table 2 Fatigue characteristics on dialysis and non-dialysis days

From: Fatigue characteristics on dialysis and non-dialysis days in patients with chronic kidney failure on maintenance hemodialysis

Fatigue characteristics Dialysis Day Non-dialysis Day P* P** P***
Severity
 Fatigue (weariness, tiredness) NOW 4.39 ± 2.75 3.23 ± 2.86 0.003 0.001 0.002
 USUAL level of fatigue (weariness, tiredness) 5.21 ± 3.03 3.23 ± 2.86 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
 WORST level of fatigue (weariness, tiredness) 6.36 ± 2.75 3.96 ± 3.11 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
Interference: fatigue interfered with
 General activity 5.14 ± 3.05 2.88 ± 2.87 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
 Mood 4.65 ± 3.07 2.97 ± 3.09 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
 Walking ability 4.67 ± 3.27 3.53 ± 3.35 0.01 0.01 0.025
 Normal work (includes both work outside the home and daily chores) 4.79 ± 3.09 3.35 ± 3.24 0.001 0.0006 0.0011
 Relations with other people 3.83 ± 3.39 2.75 ± 3.26 0.02 0.01 0.024
 Enjoyment of life 4.68 ± 3.41 3.23 ± 3.43 0.002 0.001 0.001
Mean score
 Fatigue level (severity) 5.35 ± 2.50 3.47 ± 2.85 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
 Fatigue interference 4.55 ± 2.65 3.14 ± 2.92 0.0005 0.0002 0.0002
 Global fatigue 4.82 ± 2.43 3.25 ± 2.80 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. Data are mean ± standard deviation
  2. *Unadjusted
  3. **Adjusted for age, sex, education, dialysis day, dialysis shift (morning, afternoon, or evening), and duration on hemodialysis
  4. ***Adjusted also for exercise, depression, and nPCR